(物語) 贈る言葉 ~スティーブ・ジョブスの贈りもの~



"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true"


"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."



"Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish!"


アメリカでは卒業式のことを"Commencement Ceremony"という。"Commencement"とは「始まり」という意味。卒業に"Commencement"という言葉を使うのは「終わりは新しい始まり」ということだろう。スティーブ・ジョブスさんの人生の終わりは、新しい物語の始まりだと信じたい。


Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005(日本語字幕版)

Life lessons: Steve Jobs on Steve Jobs (CNN Business 360)

*Steveさんの画像を保存しようとすると、ファイル名が"t_hero"になっている。"Technology Hero"という意味だろう。

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